The following are current news items and announcements (including job announcements) that we receive periodically. This page will be updated on a regular basis. Items over 30 days old will be retired. For a listing of calendar events at local horticultural venues, see our Hort Happenings page. Or Follow us on our Facebook page.

Event (posted 1/26/17)
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Sandy Masuo (former SCHS Board member and current Facebook czar) will give a talk on "Fools for Love" on Saturday, February 11 from 5-7pm in Witherbee Auditorium at the Los Angeles Zoo. This popular annual event exploring romance in the animal world includes light refreshments and up-close animal encounters as well as the presentation and question & answer period. Tickets for the reception and lecture only are $30 members/ $40 nonmembers. You can also sign up for a 5-course farm-to-table dinner immediately following the event. PLEASE NOTE: this event is open to adults (21 and older) only. For more information and tickets:

Jobs (posted 1/26/17)
Current job openings at Rolling Greens Nursery in Culver City and Downtown LA. For more information about the positions and to download an application, please see their website:

Horticulture Sales & Designer - sells Rolling Greens interior and exterior landscape service; provides excellent customer service and creative design, while producing quality design/sales proposals.
Interior Account Manager
- manages a team of interior plant technicians and coordinates interior horticultural accounts, providing customer service and sales assistance.
- engages in the installation and maintenance of plants/landscaping in the exterior areas of commercial and residential properties.

News (posted 1/4/17)
Citrus Greening Disease (Huanglongbing) Detected in Cerritos in LA County. This could lead to a new round of quarantines and spraying for the surrounding area. For more information, see this article in the UCIPM newsletter.

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